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District Budgets For Aggressive Staffing

In his message accompanying the Rogue River School District's recommended budget for the 2019-20 year, his final budget message with his retirement next month, superintendent Paul Young said that district personnel have built into the budget “the most aggressive staffing investment in my time here.” “The staffing changes are huge for Rogue River,” he said during the district's budget committee meeting on Tues., May 14. “We've been building, and we've been doing things, and we've been doing a lot of onetime investments, but we've not been adding annualized investments, those things we're going to have to take every year from now (Subscribe for full story)


Juniors Take 13 Top-10 Finishes

Aaron Fehrenbacher, an eighth grader, led Rogue River's middle school-level track and field team at the Southern Oregon Middle School Athletic Conference Small Schools Championship meet by winning in the long jump on Wed., May 8. The Chieftains had 13 top-10 finishes, including eight on the boys' side. Rogue River finished seventh in the boys' scoring with 41.5 points, while the Chieftain girls were eighth, with 19 points. Fehrenbacher won the long jump with a 16-foot, 0 inches effort. He was also second in the 400, in 62.53 seconds. Said McWillie, also in eighth grade, was fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.58, fifth in the long jump at 14-5 and seventh in the 100 in 13.52. Sam Haag, who missed most of the track and field season recovering from knee surgery, was second in the javelin, at 109-0. Gavin Dabrowski was seventh in (Subscribe for full story)


Mengershausen 4th At State

On the first day of the Class 3A-2A-1A State Boys' Golf Tournament at Creswell when none of the 63 golfers in the field could break 80, Evan Mengershausen found himself with a share of the lead. The junior from Rogue River survived six bogeys and a double-bogey on the 558-yard seventh hole to post an 80, which equaled that of LaPine junior Tommy Rohde and Portland Christian sophomore Kameron Gomez for the lead going into the second day of play on Tues., May 14, at Emer-ald Valley Golf Club in Creswell. Mengershausen nearly equaled his first-day round on the second day, scoring an 81 to finish fourth in the tournament. He finished four strokes in back of the state champion, Rohde, who shot a five-over 77 in the Tuesday round. Two players from team champion Oregon Episcopal, sophomores Will Phillips and Nic Nautiyal, finished second and third, respec-tively. Phillips (85-74—159) (Subscribe for full story)




















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